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  • SpaxmoidJAm
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    its now been upgraded to available.

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  • Anmer
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    This is still a concept and not an available Mode-S receiver.

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  • SoCalBrian
    started a topic The Mode-S Beast 2nd Generation - Radarcape

    The Mode-S Beast 2nd Generation - Radarcape

    NEW!!! The Mode-S Beast 2nd Generation: "Radarcape"

    ** This is still a concept and not an available Mode-S receiver. **

    * Standalone data gathering for sharing networks. You no longer need to run a power consuming PC in order to supply data to your favorized sharing network.

    http://www.modesbeast.com/radarcape-weblog.html

    Introduction

    The so called Radarcape.

    The idea behind the Radarcape is that there are many ideas of applications which require a high performance backend. For a while I thought that a so called "embedded core" (*1) on the FPGA itself would be the solution, but finally I found that there is a low cost Linux board, supporting add on components, the Beaglebone. This is a 700MHz ARM CortexTM-A8 based board, supporting Linux, Android and other operating systems. It has USB host and slave connectivity, a 10/100MBit LAN, an internal Micro-SD card, 100kSample ADC, IC, SPI and plenty of other interfaces. It is supported by official Linux Kernel, and there are ready-to-go Linux distributions available which can simply become installed on the system. Writing software for the Beaglebone is as easy as writing software for a DOS box in Windows.
    Two other outstanding facts are the price, which is in the range of a single Xport, and the small size, see the Beagebone link above.

    ModeBeast YahooGroup
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ModeSBeast/

    RadarSpotters Forum thread - The Mode-S Beast 2nd Generation: "Radarcape"
    http://www.radarspotters.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6922

    RadarSpotting Forum thread - [Link not posted yet... coming soon]
    Last edited by SoCalBrian; 2012-07-17, 08:32.
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